An Enchanted Evening with Gail Carson Levine

I spent a magical evening last Friday, the 10th, listening to Gail Carson Levine read from her latest book–Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand–and she also answered many questions from her excited young fans.

Here’s a few of the questions and answers in very random order:

Which is your favorite book?

Dave at Night (because it was inspired by her father who was also an orphan, like Dave)

What are some ways you use to convey characters?

Speech

Filling out a character questionnaire

Talking to the character–asking her/him questions

What are some of your favorite stories?

Pride and Prejudice

Anne of Green Gables

Peter Pan

Hat Full of Sky

Where do you get your inspiration?

From the books I read as a child, especially fairy tales

If you’d like more information on Ms. Levine, here’s a link to her website:

http://www.harperchildrens.com/authorintro/index.asp?authorid=12385

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